Friday was a very special day for former East Burke baseball standout Ethan Icard. It was the day his dream of playing professional baseball came true. Icard, a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox on Friday evening. He will begin his professional career when he reports to the Bristol, Va. White Sox of the Rookie League on Wednesday.
… Icard spent the last two seasons playing at Wilkes Community College. In 2010, he was 8-4 overall with a 4.14 ERA. In 87 innings, he struck out 93 batters. In 2009, Icard posted a 9-3 overall pitching record with a 3.40 ERA. He had 68 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched.
Here are Icard’s college stats: